(Aug. 23, 2019) The Worcester County Commissioners passed one bill to remove the mobile home excise tax and another to make language consistent in the taxation and revenue article during the Tuesday commissioner’s meeting.
According to Ed Tudor, director of review and permitting, the hotel rental tax bill cleans up language and makes terminology consistent with other bills.
“It makes it consistent with the rental licensing provision,” Tudor said.
The bill also identifies those who will be required to pay the hotel rental tax. It extends the tax to any type of property, including a recreational vehicle or manufactured home, that is being rented.
Commissioner Joseph Mitrecic moved to approve the bill and Commissioner Jim Bunting seconded.
The mobile and manufactured home park license bill abolishes the excise tax for mobile and manufactured homes, which currently requires these homes to have a license. According to Tudor, these homes will now be covered under the rental licensing program. Owners of a mobile home park will be responsible for rental fees.
No comments were offered during the public hearings for either bill. Commissioner Joseph Mitrecic motioned to approve and Commissioner Joshua Nordstrom seconded.